Process increases CBM production

With tight margins driving every decision, coalbed methane (CBM) production enhancement has to be efficient and cost-effective.

Michael Smith, Matt Blauch and Thomas Welton, Halliburton

An operating company exploring for and producing CBM from vertical wells in the eastern United States has increased its anticipated 5-year cumulative CBM production by 40%, and its estimated ultimate recovery (EUR) by 57% in three wells selected for a pilot study. The production improvement was observed in a pilot project of three CBM wells that were in the early development phase of the CBM well lifecycle. The five phases of CBM wells are (1) regional resources reconnaissance (2) local asset evaluation, (3) early development, (4) mature development and (5)...

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